January 7, 2016
The hardreading staff has been thoroughly flummoxed by the Boston Herald’s recent abdication of its sacred duty to pummel crosstown rival Boston Globe on any and all occasions.
And what an occasion the stately local broadsheet has presented in its current inability to deliver its print edition to vast swaths of home subscribers.
An inability, by the way, the lately local broadsheet is now kind of hiding.
Start with this now-routine note on the Globe’s homepage.
Click on the ConsumerUpdate link inside the box and you get the Member Center Login. Click on the Note to subscribers above the box and you get this:
Click on that ConsumerUpdate link and you finally get to the tough luck towns du jour.
Today’s unlucky number of “delivery delay” zip codes: 100.
The whole runaround is just lame.
But the fraidy local tabloid is even lamer, because it continues to ignore the Globe delivery meltdown. Not to mention ignoring Boston GlobeSox owner John Henry’s hot little tweet yesterday about a piece by the Unsinkable Emily Rooney at WGBH News (note the Update at bottom).
Don’t think we’ve heard the end of this one yet. But don’t bother checking the Herald about it.
January 5, 2016
As one of the Boston Herald’s 17 home subscribers, the hardreading staff has been waiting patiently for the feisty local tabloid to crow about its successful delivery of the paper while the Boston Globe’s home delivery has gone Chernobyl.
But . . . nothing.
And today . . . still nothing.
Your fraidy local tabloid’s Tuesday Business section.
As WGBH’s Unsinkable Emily Rooney (and our former partner in airtime) has written, “The Boston Herald has disgracefully reneged it’s [sic] journalistic duty to report this story for one simple reason, The Globe butters the Herald’s bread by being its printer.”
Then again, as Globe reporter Maria Cramer said on WBUR’s Radio Boston yesterday, the Herald has never been shy before about smacking the Globe around.
So why now?
Hey, Herald house harridan Howie Carr(toon): Wanna weigh in on this?
As opposed to your latest mailed-in column?
Or maybe you’re fraidy, too.
P.S. Oh, yeah – the Globe failed to deliver today’s paper to the hardlyreading staff (we’re now 4-for-9 in the Big Meltdown). And the “delivery delay” list is currently at 113. Burt here’s the funny thing: Globe CEO went on WGBH’s Greater Boston last night and said the really serious delivery problems are in Newton and Pembroke. Except . . . Pembroke isn’t even on the list today. Geez – these people can screw up a screw up.